[CQ-Contest] Orion CW Settings
btippett at alum.mit.edu
Tue Nov 15 09:41:47 EST 2005
(In the interest of cleaner bands I'm
repeating this which I've posted to all 3
Someone recently complimented me on
my CW signal and it reminded me of something
that all Orion owners should be aware of. In the
CW Menu, the CW Rise/Fall settings are very
understated. They can be varied from 3 ms to
10 ms, but these numbers are actually much
lower, which would cause key clicks if you set
anything lower than 6 or 7. I normally set mine
to 10 for <30 WPM and only set it higher when
I am sending faster CW, such as in a contest.
I suggest all set Rise/Fall = 10 if you
want to have an EXTREMELY clean CW signal.
For QRQ, this may be a little too soft but please
do not set it anywhere less than 6 (which is even
marginal IMHO). Ten-Tec is aware of this
discrepancy but as yet has not modified the
firmware to correct the Rise/Fall settings.
Your CW neighbors will thank you and
may even give you compliments if you do this!
73, Bill W4ZV
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